9.15am STA Member registration networking Tea & Coffee
|10.00am||Non-member registration networking tea & coffee|
|11.00am||Conference welcome - Marc Crothall, CEO, STA|
Tourism and the economy - the one future proof industry we have - Andrew Wilson, Managing Partner, Charlotte Street Partners
Andrew, an economist, former politician, communications adviser and a well-known figure in Scottish public life will provide some thought provoking insights to set the scene for the day in his keynote speech.
Tourism and Hospitality: The Growing Costs of Doing Business’ - research results and findings - Marc Crothall, CEO, STA
The results of the STA’s four month research project into the rising costs of doing business will be announced.
Discussion panel on survey findings with industry business leaders and professional experts
The panel including Claire Bruce, Director of Glen Tanar Estate in Royal Deeside; Robert Kidd, Founder of McKinlay Kidd; Linda Battison, Linda Battison, Co-owner and Marketing Director of Cologin Country Chalets and Stephen Leckie, Chief Executive of Crieff Hydro will discuss the research findings and their implications for the industry.
|12.35pm||' UK and Scotland Inbound Travel Trends’ - latest insights - Richard Nicholls, Head of Research and Forecasting, VisitBritain|
Networking lunch and exhibition - kindly sponsored by Rabbie's
Welcome Back & Interview with Special Guest - Marc Crothall, CEO, STA
‘Changing Behaviour and Innovation in the Digital World’ - a closer look into new consumer behaviour - Stephen Whitelaw, Digital Marketing and Social Media Evangelist
A closer look into the changing behaviour of consumers in an ever-changing digital landscape
The Collaborative Economy: what next for the Scottish tourism industry?
*All timings and speakers are subject to change
Networking and Exhibiting Opportunities
There are a number of opportunities to meet people and do business pre-event and throughout the day.
Delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and mingle before conference begins during our 45-minute registration window from 9.15 – 10.00am.
Our networking lunch takes place between 1.00 – 2.15pm where you can visit the exhibition and catch up with friends, industry colleagues and meet and make new contacts.
We also have sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available for businesses. Businesses who wish to sponsor our arrival coffee and networking session or have presence at this year’s exhibition should contact Elaine Townsend on 01786 459235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org